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Single by Guns N' Roses
Album Chinese Democracy
Released (Single) November 17, 2008 (Album) November 23, 2008
Recorded 1994-2007
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:57
Writers Axl Rose, Robin Finck
Label Geffen Records
Producer Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo
Chinese Democracy chronology
2. "Shackler's Revenge" 3. "Better" 4. "Street of Dreams"

"Better" is the third track on Guns N' Roses' 2008 album Chinese Democracy. It was released as a single on November 17, 2008, but failed to chart on any top songs charts, only hitting #18 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.


"Better" made its live debut at the Hammerstein Ballroom shows in 2006, as part of the "second wave" of Chinese Democracy songs to be introduced (the others being "I.R.S." and "There Was a Time"). It remains a setlist staple, being performed at most shows since its debut.

Music Video[]

IIRC, GNR hired a director to film some of the 2006 tour. He used that footage for the Better video to coincide with the 2008 CD release. The video was never released, and ended up leaking in 2012 or 2013. The purpose was to introduce the masses to the new line up, as well as showing the band having fun. See it here↘


Guns N' Roses - Better


Single disc.

Guns N' Roses and former members
  • Drum arrangement - Caram Costanzo
  • Digital editing - Eric Cadieux, Caram Costanzo

Better artwork from the alternate version of Chinese Democracy.